I promised a while ago that I would post pics about the other project I finished recently, which is a hat for Mr. H.
After the day out that Rachel and I had at a dye workshop at TOFT a while back, I ended up with a skein of aran weight yarn that I've been waiting for the perfect project to pair up with it. Despite a lot of searches on Ravelry, nothing was really grabbing me except this one hat that I kept coming back to again and again.
Sometimes the yarn just knows what the yarn wants to be and that was clearly the case here as I couldn't really tell you what attracted me to the hat in the first place. Maybe it's the impishness twist on a chullo-style ear-flap hat, or that the cozy looking rings of purl seemed particularly suited to a colour-changing yarn. Whatever the case, Buzzba is a fantastic and quick knit by the clever and talented Woolly Wormhead.
Although I personally don't know her, I've known of Woolly Wormhead for a while. She's kind of ubiquitous when one is naming British knitting designers, or talking about knitted hat designers. Like PB and J, and after finally having had the opportunity to knit one of her designs, now I know what all the fuss is about. And frankly, I'm not sure what took me so long to try one of them out!
Not only was the pattern incredibly quick, but it was incredibly well-written and easy to follow. As I've progressed as a knitter over the years I've started to pay more attention to how patterns are written and I'm happy to place Woolly Wormhead in the "good guys" column. I will definitely be back for more!